A Simple Strategy For Happiness | TedX


People feel more pressed for time than ever before. This is because we prioritize earning more money over gaining more time. Ashley Whillans, Assistant Professor at the Harvard Business School, shares simple strategies to overcome time poverty and experience more fulfilling social relationships and satisfying careers.

Ashley Whillans is an assistant professor at Harvard Business School in the Negotiation, Organizations & Markets Unit, teaching the Negotiations course to MBA students. She studies how people navigate trade-offs between time and money. Her ongoing research investigates whether (and how) intangible incentives, such as experiential and time-saving rewards, affect employee motivation and well-being. In 2015 and 2018, she was named a Rising Star of Behavioral Science by the International Behavioral Exchange and the Behavioral Science and Policy Association. In 2016, she co-founded the Department of Behavioral Science in the Policy, Innovation, and Engagement Division of the British Columbia Public Service. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.